Blueberry herbed lemon ice-tea

Forget the ice tea makers and the instant powders. I love making hot tea. And why not home brewed iced tea. To make this I used a tea kettle that holds 1 1/2 liter of water. You can add any herbs you want and whatever frozen fruits you want. You name it. Blueberries, strawberries, raspberries!!! And citrus! Lemon, orange, mandarins!!! Spices! Cinnamon, cloves, ginger!!!  Trust me. Once you make this herbed tea you’ll never buy again the instant ones. You can add sugar or agave nectar if you want your ice tea to be sweet but I prefer it plain sweetened from the frozen fruits I use. Here is what I used for this one but get creative and use the ingredients you love most.

home brewed ice tea

Ingredients

1 1/2 liter of water
1/2 cup dried herbs (I used green tea leaves, spearmint leaves and chamomile)
few fresh spearmint leaves
1 cinnamon stick
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
5 strawberries, thinly sliced
3/4 cup frozen blueberries
1 lemon, thinly sliced

blueberry herbed lemon ice tea

Fill a tea kettle or a pot with water and place over medium-high heat. Add the tea, dry herbs, cinnamon and sliced strawberries and bring to boil. If you don’t have tea leaves and dry herbs in hand, you can use 3 tea bags of your favorite tea. Stir the tea really well. Remove from heat and let it cool for 10 minutes. Strain the tea in a pitcher and place in fridge to cool. Before serving add ice, the frozen blueberries, the fresh herbs, lemon juice and sliced lemons. Enjoy!

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